Shipman & Goodwin LLP has promoted Jessica Richman Smith to Partner. Jessica represents schools in a variety of education, labor relations and employment law matters. She negotiates certified and non-certified collective bargaining agreements on behalf of numerous public boards of … Read more
Thomas B. Mooney’s A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law is the leading treatise on Connecticut school law, and it is used by school administrators and other educators, school board members and practitioners throughout the state. It also serves as … Read more
Anne Littlefield discusses steps to follow if a manifestation determination review reveals a substantial relationship between a student’s misbehavior and his or her disability. This article originally appeared in SpecialEdConnection®.
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Peter Maher has been quoted in an article that reminds school officials and Section 504 coordinators to base placement decisions on Section 504 practices, not administrative convenience. This article originally appeared in SpecialEdConnection®.
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On December 1, 2017, Anne H. Littlefield and Christopher A. Tracey will provide a presentation on ADA compliance and data privacy as part of the Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) Tech Council Meeting.… Read more
On December 8, 2017, Benjamin P. FrazziniKendrick and Melika S. Forbes will present sessions at the National Business Institute (NBI) School Law Seminar, Social Media and Apps, Cyberbullying, Privacy and Other Technology Issues. Ben will present the sessions, “Social Media: … Read more
Join school law attorneys, Thomas B. Mooney, Richard A. Mills, Rebecca Rudnick Santiago and Gary R. Brochu for the 2017 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention: Out of the … Read more
In case you missed it, Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Brenda Eckert and Ashley Mendoza recently presented a complimentary webinar on the topic of I-9 compliance, visa options and immigration law updates for colleges and universities. The webinar reviewed the latest … Read more
On November 8, 2017, Gary Brochu was invited to speak to a group of Southern Connecticut State University Educational Leadership students. Gary’s talk focused on legal issues in the schools, particularly those that directly impact school administrators, and he discussed … Read more
On November 2, 2017, school law attorney Julie C. Fay presented the breakout session, “Current Legal Issues and Trends for Independent Schools,” at the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) 2017 Governance Conference in Norwood, MA. Julie’s session … Read more
Lisa’s session, “Hot Legal, Labor and Legislative Topics: A Review of Case Law, Agency Decisions, and Legislative Action … Read more
In case you missed it, Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Julie C. Fay and Laura A. Fisher recently presented a complimentary webinar on the topic of mandated reporting in Connecticut for independent and public schools. The webinar reviewed the obligations under … Read more
Attorneys in Shipman & Goodwin’s School Law and Health Law Practice Groups have written chapters for the Law/Policy section of the Legal Resource for School Health Services, a comprehensive reference that addresses legal implications of issues commonly faced by school … Read more
Thomas B. Mooney, Co-Chair of the firm’s School Law Practice Group, has been selected by the New England Association of School Superintendents (NEASS) to receive its prestigious President’s Award at the association’s 200th Annual Fall Conference.
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On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, school law attorney Susan C. Freedman will sit on a panel with parent attorneys offering training about special education hearings for special education due process mediators and hearing officers during The Bureau of Special Education’s … Read more
Gwen J. Zittoun and Amber N. Sarno have been named “New Leaders in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune, which honors attorneys under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the legal profession.
Shipman & Goodwin attorney Leander A. Dolphin is among the recipients of the National Bar Association’s (NBA) 2017 “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” award. As the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges, the … Read more
Shipman & Goodwin LLP partner Jessica L. Ritter has been selected by the Hartford Business Journal as one of its “40 Under Forty” outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area. The award honors individuals who are excelling in their … Read more
On June 22, 2017 Gwen Zittoun will present, “Legal Issues concerning Secondary Transition for Special Education Students” at the Annual Connecticut Secondary Transition Symposium to be held at Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut.
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On June 13, 2017, environmental attorneys Andrew N. Davis, Ph.D. and Aaron D. Levy will present a workshop titled, “Environmental Issues Facing Colleges and Universities Overall and in Construction and Renovation Projects ” at the 2017 Connecticut Conference of Independent … Read more
On May 19, 2017, Thomas B. Mooney, Gabriel J. Jiran and Christopher E. Engler will present the topic, “Being an Employer in the Digital World” at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Connecticut Association of School Personnel Administrators (CASPA). … Read more
On May 3, 2017, Connecticut area high school students learned firsthand about the legal profession at Shipman & Goodwin’s Law Day 2017, an annual event designed to give students from diverse backgrounds an inside view of life at a law … Read more
On May 12, 2017, Peter Maher will co-present the session, “The Policies of OSEP, OCR, and DOJ for Students with Disabilities: The Current Status and the New Direction” at Lehigh University’s 45th Special Education Law Conference. This session will … Read more
Benjamin FrazziniKendrick will participate on a panel discussion with Doug Casey, Executive Director, Commission for Educational Technology, about student data privacy at the May 12, 2017 Annual Connecticut Education Network (CEN) Conference. The discussion will review likely changes to Connecticut’s … Read more